Knowledge Articles

Skin Care For Indoor Climbers
Rhino Skin Solutions has developed products that help prepare, heal and recover your skin for both indoor training and outdoor climbing. Climber's skin is one of the key tools that can limit performance and reduce the ability to train.
Gloves For Ice Climbing & Mixed Climbing
Ice climbing is tough on the hands, from frozen fingers to smashing your knuckles on ice mushrooms. Just trying to stay warm after sweating your way up to a freezing top belay is difficult so ice climbers always own a...
Gifts For Climbers
Do you have a climber in your life and want to buy them a thoughtful gift this Christmas but don't know where to start? Do you listen to their climbing conversations filled with jargon and terminology with bewilderment? Don’t worry, we can help you make a perfect gift decision this holiday season with our gift for climbers guide.
Lillooet Ice Climbing Festival
Dates January Friday 26th, 27th and 28th 2024 Presented by Climb On Equipment  The Lillooet ice climbing festival is a grassroots festival that has been revived after a break for many years. This event is intended to be a gathering...
Classic Ice Climbs In Southwest BC

The southwest of BC isn't renowned for its world-class ice climbing but spend a little time digging deeper and when the Goldilocks conditions arrive the ice can be spectacular and often unexplored. 

Climbing Cam Gear Guide
Due to the ease and convenience of quickly selecting, placing, and removing cams, and with their superior performance in parallel cracks, cams are the staple of the modern day crack climbing rack.
Celebrating Project Pride
Project Pride Squamish is a community bouldering event open to the 2SLGBTQ+ community and allies. This unique gathering aims to unite climbers in celebration of the sport while emphasizing inclusion and diversity. Now in its second annual anniversary, we spent the day with the organizer Michelle LeBlanc to capture the vibe in a short video.
Why Go Fast and Light?

Fast and Light Petzl Athlete Colin Haley beautifully argues the freedom of being lighter. Lighter is always better, right? Perhaps not, and you’ll be surprised to know it’s not for reasons you may think.

Skin Care Guide

The issue that troubles the majority of sport climbers and boulderers is tip skin. It can kill the psyche immediately if when you pull off the ground for the first move your tips are screaming in pain. So let's talk about how to best deal with that as well as touch on a few techniques for dealing with pockets, cracks and some other skin ruining monsters.

Glacier Travel Kit
Gaining access to routes guarded by snow and ice often leads climbers to learn the nuances of glacial travel. The importance of knowing self-rescue becomes evident when standing in front of a gaping crevasse or while walking a sagging snow...
What's Your Approach?
The intent of this article is to showcase some lighter weight gear options, demonstrate how to shave off the grams, and demonstrate an attainable pack weight for 3 different styles of approaches to climbing in the Bugaboos.  We hope this list demonstrates examples of clothing to keep you comfortable and gear to keep you safe at weights that add up to a little less, so you can enjoy moving through stunning mountain terrain without enduring a crushing approach
The Goat Whisperer
Luc Kennedy takes in the thank god hold after completing the crux of P6. All that remains above is cruiser 5.10. Photo: Alex Ratson Inspiration... What drives climbers to seek out a first ascent? The idea of hanging on a rope...
2023 Helmet Buying Guide
Whether you need help deciding on your first one or if that old hand-me-down bucket of yours needs replacing, we break down everything you need to know about helmets for the 2023 climbing season from how to fit, what materials go into protecting your head, what helmets are (and aren’t) certified for and what we’ve got in shop.
Squamish Bouldering Circuits
Climbers are obsessed with lists, they're everywhere with books and websites dedicated to them. and are giant lists of your own climbing accomplishments and tick lists.
Train with Precision

There is an overwhelming mass of information on how to progress your climbing; but it's usually generalized protocols written for everybody, that are best for nobody. To begin building your map to stronger climbing, you need a way to cut through the noise and understand your own unique climber profile.

Training Resources
So, you purchased your first hangboard, pull block, or training bar and are determined to get stronger. The question is, where to start and how best to focus your limited time and energy?
An Understatement of Ice

No matter how you describe the amount and quality of ice climbing in Quebec, it will be an understatement. While the Canadian Rockies often receives admiration and visits from around the world for its ice lines, the Quebec ice community plays on hundreds of quality lines that reliably form every year.

La Sportiva G-Tech Mountaineering Boot Review

The evolution of ice climbing and mountaineering gear has been focused on light weight ice screws and technical tools that can handle steep terrain. The demand for technical boots that can perform in highly technical terrain has increased and La Sportiva has responded with the G-tech.

Striking a Balance

Striking a balance between when to go and when to stay is never easy. The reassuring "thunk" of a secure ice tool above your head lures you into having the confidence to step upwards again and again. While the cold seeping into your puffy jacket at each belay reminds you you're getting further away from home.

Alpine Favourites
Our “home hill” in Squamish is the Sky Pilot group. It's a tiny group of relatively small mountains, but, the terrain that's packed in there, combined with the easy access, is incredible. Because the rock in the area is a mix of granite and metamorphic rock that's much younger, it has a different characteristic than much of the Sea to Sky...
Waking Up in the Alpine

Waking up to witness mother nature's beauty as the first light makes the mountains glow is one of the most memorable alpine climbing moments. Sunset or sunrise light makes the mountains burst with red light and capturing these moments in images is a passion of Lukas Mann.